Monday, February 11, 2013

Seven Hundred and Eight Dollars

Reaching my $12 a day goal for January felt awesome. I did it. I stayed on budget and did it. <shouting from the rooftops> HOORAY!!!!

Now February is progressing and I am not doing so great. I certainly have not been piddling away the pennies on tons of unnecessary little stuff but I have made a few bigger (for my budget) purchases and I really need to refocus and kick it back into gear.

At the end of February my total spending mustn't be over $708 if I wish to stick to $12 a day.
I've spent $572.58 so far this year. Thus I am beginning my "money left" countdown considerably earlier than I did last month. I didn't start until the 27th last month but I need the perspective now. I've $135.42 left for the month.

$708 total spending for January and February is the goal. $12 a day. I've only $8 a day left for the rest of this month. Wow, that really does put it into perspective. Yikes.

Average daily spending: $13.63

Today's lovely: Working just FOUR hours. It was amazing. It was like a walk in the park. Mondays and Fridays are going to be SOOOO different now!

1 comment:

  1. What surprises me most, is that food seems to be rather expensive. More then here. I can get by with €6 (about the same as $8) a day. It's hard, but really doable, when there is enough bread.
    But I have a hard time sticking to my budget. All kinds of unexpected bills seem to pop up this month. So sadly no more extra cash in the emergencyfund this month...